Amazing Kids! Magazine

A Message to Children: Great Wealth Awaits Each and Every One of You!

By Dr. Willie Jolley – Author, Motivational Speaker, Singer, and Media Personality


I’m constantly on the road speaking to different audiences, but one of my favorite groups to speak to is young children. The reason: you have your whole life to look forward to. You have so many great days ahead of you. Perhaps, most importantly, it’s because children are creative and have great imaginations.

Children believe anything is possible, and so do I. And children, I’m here to tell you that you are indeed one-hundred percent correct. Anything is possible! That’s especially true when it comes to money. No matter what anyone ever tells you, remember this: you can earn as much money as you want in life. You can go on to be as wealthy as you want.

What does it take?  It starts with dreaming big and believing in yourself!

Expect it!

If you want to have money when you grow up, you need to expect it. If you go around believing you will never make anything of yourself, you probably won’t. When you have those big dreams of driving a nice car, being a doctor or lawyer or business person and being ultra-successful, keep believing it. What you expect is what you get. Always believe in yourself. You can do anything you want in life, including being financially secure, if you put your mind to it.

Create a no complaining zone

Maybe you’ve seen your parents, other family members or friends complaining that times are tough and they don’t have enough money. We all have our tough times with money, but the only way to move past that is to not complain. When you complain it really doesn’t change anything, only action changes things.  Commiserating, which is whining, isn’t allowed.  You have two choices in life: sit around and complain about how tough things are, or create a plan, take action and go out there and make it happen. The choice is up to you.

Be proud of who you are and follow your dreams

There’s always that one boy or girl that everyone looks up to. There are also some kids that are often picked on, bullied, teased and so on. No matter what your circumstances, be proud of who you are and follow your dreams. If your passion is in farming, become a farmer. If you want to be a fireman, become a fireman.  When you’re proud of who you are and you love what you do and you follow your dreams, the money will naturally come. It’s better to do what you love and be proud, than do something because you think it pays good money. As the saying states, “I would rather do something I love and enjoy it, than to do something I hate and be miserable!”

Never stop trying

One of the greatest things about kids is they never give up. Whether they want a new toy, a piece of candy or whatever, some kids never stop. That’s exactly the kind of attitude you need to have to make it big in life. Many of our greatest innovations came from people who kept pushing and kept trying, even when others had given up long ago. Don’t let anyone tell you that something is impossible or that it can’t be done.  It’s the people who find the solution who go on to make the money.

Speak positivity into your finances and everything else

When it comes to your finances and everything else for that matter, your attitude and self-talk sets the course before you even get going. No matter what else is going on, always remain positive. Speak positively to yourself and to others. It’s like the little train that was going up the hill that kept saying, “I can do it!  I can do it!” and the little train did it! Positivity will get you through the tough times, and it will make the good times even better. Even if you find yourself in a tough financial spot, remain as positive as you can be. The world is full of negativity and naysayers who will try to bring you down. Don’t buy into it for even a second. Always be positive in all that you do.

The takeaway

This is your life. You are the only one living it. You get to write the script and decide how it plays out. You have everything right there inside of you to make it big, to become successful, to make your wildest dreams come true, and yes, become wealthy.

It was 25 years ago and I found myself, a nightclub singer, laid off and replaced by a karaoke machine. I know how tough life can be. I know how hard it can get when it comes to money. But if you stay strong, remain positive and believe in yourself, you can create your own destiny, become financially independent and live a wonderful life.

Dr. Willie Jolley is author of Turn Setbacks into Greenbacks.  He is known as “America’s Comeback King” and is the host of The Willie Jolley Weekend Show on Sirius XM.  To read more, visit his website at